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Monday, April 18, 2016

Old / New Closet - Renovation

Best husband ever helped me to transform ugly closet into lovely new one.

BEFORE RENOVATION:



AFTER RENOVATION:



There is no tutorial, just few photos. 













I loooove how it turned out!!!


Monday, April 4, 2016

How I DIY numbers for my kids wardrobe


Well, when I started to think about preparing clothes for my baby boy, I knew that I would love to have this part of the closet for hanging clothes (most of my girlfriends had only drawers for their babies, and I guess that's ok, but I don't think that I could keep it neat). 
I liked so many ideas on Pinterest of how to organize kids closet. And, here is what came out from all that scrolling!

I have tutorial for you.



Here are photos with instructions, but to be honest, I feel a little bit silly when I'm explaining obvious things. Don't get me wrong, I have no doubt in your powers of deduction, but to keep it clear and simple, I'm going to make more tutorial steps in future.





The point is that I feel happy when I open his closet. And, when I have something handmade (anywhere) I'm happy!

Come back next Monday to see what's going to make me happy then!

Saturday, March 19, 2016

Croatian custom for Palm Sunday

Croatia has many customs that should stay alive for next generations. One of those customs is this one:


In the eve of Palm Sunday (we call it - in my translation - Flower Sunday) we put flowers in water and that water is placed on our windows and balconies. During the night, angels will come and bless this water, so in the morning we will wash our faces with it.


There are so many nice customs for Christmas and Easter time in our culture. It would be shame if we forget them...



Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Pom-pom chickens


It was a while since I played with wool. And making mini pom poms is always fun!
I know that all of you know how to make pom pom but here is short tutorial for... not you, someone who doesn't know how to make it.



I used puff paint to make eyes and beak, but it would be even better if you use google eyes and some fleece. 
Well, girl has to use what girl has at home...


I know, I know, I should trim this chick better before I took photos. Well, we did his haircut after photo shooting.

Monday, March 7, 2016

Easter is coming to town

The true meaning of Easter are not eggs and rabbits. But I believe that it's ok to have some fun as long as you don't forget important things in celebrating this holiday.

So here are few projects on the blog that I'm proud of and they are connected with this time of the year.












If you made something similar, please let me know, I would love to see it!

And next Monday we have new project... we'll see is it going to be Easter related ;)

See you then!

Monday, February 29, 2016

Sew pad for prams

Here we have another baby related sewing project. 



While I was pregnant I had time to prepare some handmade things for my baby. This is one of the simplest. It took me about an half an hour. And I think that my baby boy is more comfortable in his pram with this cushion.

Here we have photos for tutorial if you're interested how could you DIY:

1. 
I took nice material 70 cm x 75 cm (that's about 27 x 30 in inches)
On this photo it is folded in half. I forgot to write on photo that you have to sew this short edge on top, as well. That's how you're going to get one open side and 3 closed ones.


2. 
Turn it inside out.


3. 
I've put batting (vatelin) inside. And it looked too thin so I've put two layers of batting.  


4.
Sew it.



5.
 And finally, I've sewn pad (pillow, cushion) like on the photo so batting won't "escape", and everything is going to be on it's place after washing.








Monday, February 22, 2016

Sew apron from retro dish towel


Let's step away from kids-related projects (but, we'll be back soon).

My mother in law has really old dish towels with charming retro motifs. I had to take this one with ladybugs! And I turned it into apron.

It makes me happy when I use it. Well, you have to find beauty in those little things...

All I did is sewing two pockets and ribbon for waist. But, for those who would like more detailed steps, I have photos for tutorial.


Pockets:







Ribbon for around waist:





Few years ago I made apron from dishtowel for keeping my clothespins. You can find tutorial here


But this one with ladybugs is much prettier.